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The warm edge of just beginning
beckons like a newly threaded loom,
taut with possibility -
the threads a tangled coat
of many colors.
There is such unforgivable seduction
in the unknown -
all you can taste
is riddles;
and the shock
of unraveling secrets
reverberates on your tongue
like the low rumble of summer.
Mystery is a pillow
you place your head upon
and beg for happily ever after.
And in the corner of your eye
she sits -
the rich India ink
of her words teasing your anticipation.
If she offered herself up,
skin peeled back
to reveal the raw beauty of flaws,
would you even guess
at the bright wealth she weaves?
For she holds your heart
with the stitches of silver needles
and silken tendrils
that ensnare your efforts
to understand.
For Victoria
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colt51 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Featured here [link]
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks, my friend!
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
gorgeous work
I especially favor the ending part.
Such beautiful words.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Writer
That means a lot. Thanks so much.
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EternalSolaceEssence Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is classic-- just flows and reads so well...you have a magical sense of wording and captivating imagery, making the most beautiful poems.
i envy and bow to your talent. :clap:
lovely. :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much! I appreciate the support greatly.
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EternalSolaceEssence Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome.
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RainbowEyedGypsy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
beautiful words!
...the raw beauty of flaws...
if only everyone could see that.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Oyoko Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with every comment I've read thus far.

incredible. unstoppable.

thank you again for another stimulating piece.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Amairis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
You know, they say that many relationships fall into the sort of passive disrepair they do because the couple feels like they have no more left to discover in each other. They grow bored.
So I think it's lovely what you captured here--the wonderment that's born from a relationship where there's always a little something yet to be discovered. I always loved a good mystery myself. n.n
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks! I think there is always mystery to find in a lover...you just cannot grow complacent!
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DecembersDemon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
so...
it reads like warm chocolate.

if that makes anysense.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Writer
It makes perfect sense...and thanks very much!
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DecembersDemon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
:]

you're very welcome.
:hug:
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LACYDRAWERS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Writer
There is so much irresistable art here on DA.
Each piece has its own unique and individual concept, an overpowering appeal, mixed with colours and definition giving our eyes so much to OOhh and AAhh over.
I am such an avid supporter of all the amazing art I :+fav:........:iconberryness:
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Lumynescence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
"For she holds your heart
with the stitches of silver needles
and silken tendrils
that ensnare your efforts
to understand."

A rich and wonderful piece. :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Many, many thanks! I appreciate it.
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009   Digital Artist
Awesome work once again you master of words :love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
That is incredibly nice of you...many thanks!
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Digital Artist
my pleasure!
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ArchArad Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
There is not much I can add to the comments left by my fellow admirers.

But I would like to say that you have a unique gift of taking words and moulding them into poems that touch people's hearts. Never stop doing what you do Brendan. :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for that...it is what I strive to do with each poem.
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ArchArad Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Just keep doing what you do my friend.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Such singing words, Brendan, evoking a world of magical colour.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks, my friend.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
My pleasure, Brandan.
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Ferelwing Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing in the way you wield the words and weave them hon! :huggle: A truly masterful poem!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much! I try and create some sort of story...or snippet...in everything I write.
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Ferelwing Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: I've noticed, you do a wonderful job hon!
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
that's so beautiful! 'raw beauty of flaws' and 'unforgivable seduction in the unknown'
you have such talent with words.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for those kind words!
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
full of emotion, deep lovely words :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it.
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sinnaminsun Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Wow, that's beautiful:)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks. I am very glad you like it.
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Gossamerwings36 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Really a beautiful piece.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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Gossamerwings36 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome my friend !
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alapip Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
no, i won't stamp my foot in
jealousy over your abilities.
that would be so childish.

{trying to be original here]

;)

pip
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
*Smiles* That is very high praise...and i appreciate it. Thanks, my friend.
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LavenderMystt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
I have yet to read a piece that I haven't liked. Your words flow from a fund of knowledge that is most impressive and dance or spar with each other,(depending on the piece). You play with the reader's mind in such a way that we each have our own vision of what we are reading. Most wonderful as always, Brendan. :clap: :rose:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
That is very nice of you to say...and very appreciated. Thanks!
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LavenderMystt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
It was like a critique in the paper or something and I didn't mean it to come out that way. But it is what I meant.
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vampireknightfan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Student Writer
:wow: :faint:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks, love.
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vampireknightfan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Student Writer
Your most welcome.
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jsting Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
wonderfully beautiful. :clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks!
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